The Consortium was established to harness the 200+ years’ combined business experience and brain-power of like-minded individuals, who had the good fortune to work together under the auspices of the Essex Innovation Programme (EIP), over the last few years. The EIP funded us to mentor pre-start-ups, start-ups and established SMEs, to ensure their survival and growth. This programme was a success, as measured by its key performance indicators (KPIs).
More recently, we worked together after winning the BEST Growth Hub workshop delivery tender in 2017 – 2018. These workshops were delivered in the Essex region and added high value to attendees.
Each Consortium Member brings a particular set of skills, which include a breadth and depth of experience in manufacturing, outsourcing, developing new products, producing products that the market wants to buy and at the right price, product design including design for manufacture, building strong and reliable supply chains, implementing market research in the domestic and international marketplace, intellectual property and implementing research and development.
We believe these skill-sets greatly improve the survival rate of start-ups and SMEs under our guidance, coaching, training, consulting, advising and mentoring, as illustrated in our case studies and testimonials.
The Consortium Member biographies illustrate our expertise and provide case studies with tangible outputs. We all run our own businesses, with many years experience in the private and public sector, at Director level. Our business support and training programmes derive from years of determining what works, and sometimes more importantly, what doesn’t work.